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Next Step to Prepare for Water Plan Gets Unanimous Committee Support

Senate Bill 4 – Water and Wastewater Utilities and Runoff Authored by: Rep. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) This bill will establish study areas and require the Indiana Finance Authority to conduct annual meetings in the study areas with water utilities. The goal is to set priorities and needs for investment in infrastructure as well as the prudent management of water [...]

2019-01-18T13:50:59-04:00January 18th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber: Cigarette Tax Hike Would Infuse State Budget Revenue Stream

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  As things currently stand, legislators won’t have much wiggle room in the next state budget – with most of the money earmarked to adequately fund increased Department of Child Services and K-12 education demands. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce hopes that such a tight squeeze may make a cigarette tax hike more appealing to legislative leaders and [...]

2019-01-03T10:24:25-04:00January 3rd, 2019|

Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

The Indiana Chamber wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state. These priorities were among those announced today at our annual Legislative Preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead to the 2019 session. The event [...]

2018-11-19T15:43:17-04:00November 19th, 2018|

Water, Alcohol and Recap of Energy/Environmental Efforts

By Greg Ellis, vice president of energy and environmental policy The headline: A plan to address drinking water, wastewater and storm water management needs in Indiana should happen sooner rather than later. That’s all possible thanks to HB 1267 which establishes a water infrastructure taskforce to develop the long-awaited, long-term strategy. This was a legislative priority for the Chamber [...]

2018-03-30T12:15:25-04:00March 30th, 2018|

Water Resources Taskforce, Landowner Immunity, Road Projects and Utility Repair All Await Final Votes

Bill # and Title: HB 1267 – Water Infrastructure Task Force Authors: Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) and Sen. Ed Charbonneau (R-Valparaiso) Summary: Establishes a water infrastructure taskforce consisting of members appointed by the Governor. It requires the task force to: (1) study drinking water systems, wastewater management systems and storm water management systems; (2) create an empirical decision-making tool [...]

2018-02-23T13:34:50-04:00February 23rd, 2018|

Key Water Bills Ready for Votes in House, Senate

Bill # and Title: HB 1267 – Water Infrastructure Task Force Author: Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) Summary: Establishes a Water Infrastructure Taskforce consisting of 14 members including: the chair of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), four other ex-officio members, three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives and three members appointed by the Governor. [...]

2018-01-26T14:25:01-04:00January 26th, 2018|

Water Management and Road/Utility Repair Bills Heard in Committee

Bill # and Title: HB 1267 – Water Infrastructure Taskforce Author: Rep. Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso) Summary: Establishes a Water Infrastructure Taskforce consisting of 14 members including: the chair of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC), four other ex-officio members, three members of the Senate, three members of the House of Representatives and three members appointed by the Governor. It [...]

2018-01-19T14:38:50-04:00January 19th, 2018|